Cancel
08.02.2008, 20:30h
08.02.2008, 20:30h
71-63
14 - 925 - 219 - 1723 - 16
14 - 925 - 219 - 1723 - 16
Venue: Valenciennes (FRA) |
Spectators: 2700 |
Referees: Carmelo Lo Guzzo (ITA), Apostolos Kalpakas (SWE), Karolina Andersson (FIN)

GAME REPORT


USVO Stun Previously Unbeaten Ros Casares

Ros Casares suffered their first setback of the EuroLeague Women campaign on Friday at US Valenciennes in the EuroLeague Women Eighth-Finals Play-offs.

Nicole Ohlde scored 20 points to fire USVO to a 71-63 victory and force a deciding third game in the series that will be played in Valencia.

USVO played with grit and determination, reflected by the 39-29 advantage they had on the boards.

Ros trailed 30-20 in the first half but fought back to take a 45-43 lead midway through the third quarter on a jump shot by Katie Douglas.

Instead of folding, USVO battled and kept the game close before moving in front for good at 60-58 with 3:12 remaining on an Ohlde jumper.

The biggest shot may have been hit by Emile Gomis, however.

After Douglas closed the gap to 62-61 with 2:35 remaining, France international Gomis buried a three-ball in response and USVO pulled away for an eight-point win.

Douglas had 21 points in defeat to lead all scorers.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes USVO vs. Ros Casares

Hervé Coudray, USVO Head Coach:

"We are very happy tonight. I knew before the first game in Valencia that we are able to create  problems for them, maybe I was the only one who believed in this. But we dit it. We played a good game during the whole 40 minutes. It was very important for us that we took many offensive rebounds. We will go now for a second time to Valencia, but not just for the good weather there!"

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

41.3%

26/63
FG
M/A

45.3%

24/53

41.5%

22/53
FG2P
M/A

44.2%

19/43

40.0%

4/10
FG3P
M/A

50.0%

5/10

88.2%

15/17
FT
M/A

90.9%

10/11

39

17/22
RT
RO/RD

29

7/22

9

AS

11

10

TO

10

5

ST

7

2

BS

1

20

PF

21

71

Pts

63

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